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Vegan and Dairy-Free Pesto

June 30, 2021 | Author: Ashley McCrary

This easy Vegan and Dairy-Free Pesto can be whipped up in a jiff and tastes just as good as the traditional version. It is nutty, bold, and exploding with flavor. 

Vegan and Dairy-Free Pesto

I’ve always been such a big fan of pesto. Since switching to a dairy-free lifestyle, I wanted to come up with a vegan recipe that tastes just as good as the traditional version. I think I nailed it with my new Vegan and Dairy Free Pesto. It is filled with so much flavor and doesn’t involve any cheese at all. It can be whipped up in less than 5 minutes and goes great on everything. If you are looking to spice up chicken, pork or veggies…slap some of this pesto on top and you are all set.

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What Is Pesto?

According to Delish.com “It’s a typically bright green sauce that originated in Genoa, Italy. The word “pesto” is the past tense of the Genoese verb “pestare,” which means “to crush.” The fact that pesto is typically made by crushing the ingredients with a mortar and pestle probably has something to do with that too.”

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How To Use Vegan and Dairy-Free Pesto?

There are so many different ways to use pesto. Below are a few of my favorite ways to incorporate in everyday meals.

  • Add it on top of fried or scrambled eggs
  • Use it as a pizza sauce instead of marinara sauce
  • Mix it in a salad dressing
  • Add it on top of chicken, pork, or beef
  • On top of a thick-sliced tomato
  • Veggie zoodles or hearts of palm noodles. These taste and feel like real noodles.

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Vegan and Dairy-Free Pesto

This easy Vegan and Dairy-Free Pesto can be whipped up in a jiff and tastes just as good as the traditional version. It is nutty, bold, and exploding with flavor. 

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 cups packed fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 23 large garlic cloves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil*
  • 2 tablespoons water (plus more as needed)

Instructions

  1. To a food processor, add the basil, walnuts, garlic, lemon juice, water, nutritional yeast, and salt/pepper. Process together and add olive oil a little at a time. Scrape down sides as needed. Check the consistency and add any additional water as needed. 
  2. Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator up to 1 week or in the freezer for 2 months. 
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: Pesto, Vegan, Dairy free, vegan pesto

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

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